Here in New Orleans, you don't have to go out to feast on some of the world's best food. Check out five of our French Quarter faves in the first of our new Social Distance Dining columns.
- by Kim Ranjbar
In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards' office recently announced the closure of all bars and limiting restaurants to take out and delivery services only.
Though many locals have opted to buy out foodstuffs from grocery stores with plans to prepare their own meals, consideration must be made for all of our incredible restaurants (and their employees) who are facing a situation that could easily lead to mass closures.
How awful would it be if several of your favorite joints were never able to reopen after this is all over?
If our community's current situation has you feeling rather Katrina-ish, don't give up hope! There are many things we can do to to help sustain the restaurant industry long enough, the first and foremost being ordering out.
Thanks to services like UberEats, DoorDash, and Grubhub, not to mention in-house delivery, we can make a sincere effort to sustain our incredible, food-focused city … only from a distance.
Who says you can't have a delicious French Quarter dining experience from the safety of your own home (or even hotel room)? Sure, you're missing out on atmosphere and friendly table service, but on the other hand there's a super-lax dress code, no nearby tables filled with diners who talk and laugh at decibel-levels detrimental to the human ear, and you can feel free belch loudly in approbation without public disfavor. What's not to like?
If you're living or staying in the French Quarter, here are a few favorites that deliver deliciousness right to your door:
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